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Farm Practice
Workshop
16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Sunday, 10 January

Subtle Agroecologies: Farming with the Hidden Half of Nature

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16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Sunday, 10 January

Subtle Agroecologies: Farming with the Hidden Half of Nature

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. LIMITED SPACES: 100 (Full)

Subtle but powerful, this workshop addresses the inevitable next big step in the evolution of sustainable agriculture. Grounded in the indigenous worldviews and experiences of farmers and food gathers over millennia, it explores how we can reclaim our co-creative relationship with nature through working with subtle energies in non-physical realms. 

Julia Wright will chair this workshop and provide an introductory overview based on the forthcoming publication on this subject. Farmer practitioner Richard Gantlett will then discuss his experiences, successes and challenges in implementing some of the techniques on his 530 ha mixed farm in Wiltshire, UK. Land whisperer Patrick MacManaway will then discuss and provide examples of how farm livestock and crops are sensitive to the subtle energies of place and typically show improved health, vitality, fertility and productivity when in an appropriately balanced energetic environment. 

Participants will then be led in a simple, practical exercise, after which experiences will be discussed in break out groups and a final coming together for discussion and questions. Signposts will be provided for those wishing to take this further. Through developing these skills, we may become more connected with the sentience of and one-ness with nature, and thus move further toward a practice of care. 

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